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How can I improve this workout

I've been doing a body weight workout that I found on www.nerdfitness.com regularly for a while now (scaling it up as needed), the workout in its current state is as follows: 3 circuits with ~1-2 min ...
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1answer
50 views

Exercises to Tighten My Body During Weight Loss?

I'm 25 years old and 173cm height. I was fat almost all my life until the age of 23 when I decided to lose fat. At that time I was 88 KG. Then in 6 months I lost until I became 72KGs. What I did was ...
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1answer
51 views

How to take care of the hurting shoulder joint?

I think I've hurt my right shoulder. I don't know what caused it but it is painful. I noticed it today while taking bath. I clean my back by applying soap with my hands somewhat like this: I when I ...
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1answer
85 views

Will drinking room temperature water or drinking ice cold water hydrate you more effectively?

I have heard that drinking room temperature water is easier for you body to absorb but I'm not sure if that is true or not. Also, I am wondering, after a hard workout, will ice water hydrate you more ...
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1answer
35 views

What workout regimen is appropriate for the recently malnourished?

Background: For past 3 years my weight was 55-58kgs. 3 years ago, I was able to do 25+ pushups w/o break, 10 pull ups (from dead hang to chest over bar), 10 dips. For past three years I survived on ...
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0answers
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What are the functional differences between the five main T'ai Chi styles? [migrated]

As someone who is looking to start practicing T'ai Chi for health and meditative benefits rather than any deeper philosophical reasons, I find quickly that there are 5 'main' styles listed, which each ...
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49 views

How many calories should I exactly eat for building body?

The title is little ambiguous. But my situation puts that into context: My weight 60kgs & height 5'6". I've started weight training for body building for past 3 weeks. Its written every where to ...
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771 views

Sharp rib pain after squats in StrongLifts 5x5, breathe problems

I'm on StrongLifts 5x5 program about 4 months now. I'm not a novice to strenght training. I used to do kalisthenics (I've completed convict conditioning program), gymnastics, kettlebell RKC, marathon ...
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What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?

I can't do a single decent chin-up, are there any easy alternatives that I could build up in quantity as a forerunner to being able to do chin-ups? Alternatively are there are any weights exercises ...
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0answers
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The correct weight-loss pace to avoid loose skin?

How much weight I should lose per week or month in order to avoid loose skin? This question that I asked has every information about me. So what is the healthy correct weight to lose per week? I ...
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58 views

Chest/shoulder pain while running

I am an on and off runner and this summer I took up running again. After chest pain began to show up, I saw a doctor to get it checked out. Heart issues were ruled out. The pain is kind of a sore ...
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1answer
67 views

Migraine-like headache day after heavy squats

I consistently get what feel like mild migraines the day after I do heavy squats. By "mild migraine," I mean a headache more painful than your non-migraine headache, but less painful than your ...
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fat around side, did woodchoppers

I did woodchoopers yesterday for the first time, however they didn't bloat me up as much I bloat when I do situps or other exercises that target the abdominal area, is there a reason for this?
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1answer
36 views

Explaining the difference in nutritional information between very similar bags of rice or beans [closed]

At the store, bags of different types of rice or beans are sold by a number of companies. For a particular type (e.g. black beans), the companies will all usually list the same nutritional ...
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Cardio vs. Weight lifting. Which one is better for losing weight?

Cardio burns more calories during the exercise, but weight-lifting builds more muscle which in turn raises your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). I have a little over an hour to workout each day during ...
4
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1answer
57 views

Doing stairs: Detrimental to your knees?

Is there any evidence that walking/running up and down the stairs is bad for your knees? The "folk-logic" being that particularly when you go down the stairs, each time you land, there is more of an ...
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2answers
59 views

Does a lack of aching means i've lost weight?

I go on 30 minute walks every day during work (apart from weekends) and every night at home i do 100 situps (including on weekends). in the begining during my walks my calves would ache like hell and ...
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0answers
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Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?

Here are my back-of-the-envelope calculations. I account only for the energy expended in pulling your body mass up. Say you are 70kg (approx 155lbs) and a pull up raises your mass up by 60cm (approx ...
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Periodicity of Muscle Mass

Once someone reaches a certain muscle state, if they undergo muscular atrophy and lose it, is it easier to get back to it than if they had never reached it. Is this a biological effect and if so is ...
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2answers
69 views

How to track my weight training?

I've started weight training and I'm in my 4th week now. I'm seeing big improvements. Now I want to start tracking my workouts & diet. Is there a software or a website which allows me to do that?
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3answers
83 views

How to aid recovery as I get older (& try to get fit again)

In the past 3 years I have gone from a solid 185 lbs that surfed several times a week, ran 4 miles daily & ran marathons to a 215 lb sedentary desk jockey. I am trying to get back on the wagon ...
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0answers
19 views

Magnesium intake after training in the evening?

I am building mass with high protein intake (my mass 80 kg so about 100-120g) per day and much water (3-5 l per day). Assume you forgot to take your magnesium in the morning. I am thinking magnesium ...
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1answer
24 views

calcium and Iron [closed]

I was anemic few years back though I used to take lots of greens and iron rich food. Someone told me that Iron and calcium if taken together, only one will get absorbed and for me Iron was not ...
2
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1answer
34 views

Does muscle strength reduce the risk and problems of injury?

I have injured knees due to a cycling accident last year in October. If I run for a significant distance, I can get a pain in my knee or back that forces me to stop. I'm pretty sedentary apart from ...
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1answer
37 views

Looking for equivalent workout to Upright Barbell Row excersie

i'm looking for an equivalent workout to this shoulder workout i've been practicing. I had to stop practicing this because my wrists hurt! (both my wrists were broken when i was a kid) Any help is ...
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How do I come to a stop while ice skating?

When I've gone ice skating, I've always just let friction eventually slow me down (or the wall). I don't want to do this anymore! What can I do to train myself to stop properly? What is the process ...
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2answers
70 views

How can I loosen stiff piriformis and iliopsoas using a myofascial release technique without dry needling?

Due to flat feet and leg length asymmetry I have , my right piriformis and iliopsoas is almost always stiff. I discovered this issue at an age of 29 and the issue is being solved by foot insoles which ...
3
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1answer
104 views

Wearing orthotics in lifting shoes

I am planning to start taking Olympic lifting classes. Since I want to take it seriously, I wanted to makes sure I am geared properly. Currently, I am using orthotics due to the leg length discrepancy ...
2
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1answer
94 views

Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables? [closed]

I have never really eaten many vegetables; maybe a few every fortnight (two weeks). I do always manage about 3 pieces of fruit every week. I have recently changed my life style and now eating healthy ...
2
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2answers
106 views

Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions

I am planning to start regular workouts in the gym and want to monitor my progress. Measuring body fat seems like a good starting point and I've already read about various methods to achieve that. I ...
0
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2answers
35 views

Why do you have a lower heart rate while training in the pool?

1) I've read that your heart rate is lower in the pool. Why is this? 2) Also how does the lower heart rate impact your cardiovascular health? Is it good or bad to that the pool lowers your heart ...
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0answers
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how to beat a plateu?

Male, 95kg, 185cm Aim: build muscle, cut body fat Been going to the gym for years and think ive hit a plateu as I train VERY intensly and I find ive been the same for a while now. Generally do about ...
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1answer
22 views

What is the next step if physical therapy isnt helping my groin problem

About 9 months ago I noticed a pain in my lower abdomen whenever I was doing sit ups. It felt similar to the hernia I had the year before, but since there was nothing bulging through, the doctors ...
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3answers
3k views

What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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2answers
3k views

Should I exercise when my muscles are aching?

I exercised for the first time in a long time yesterday. This is what I did: 500 jumping jacks at moderate pace 100 jumping jacks at fast pace 10 min of running in place at moderate pace 100 ...
12
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7answers
1k views

What novice program should I recommend to my unfit friends?

I lift, but most of my friends don't. What should I have them do when they (finally!) decide to try coming to the gym with me? My friends are not fit, but also not obese or possessing gross injury. ...
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5answers
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How Can I Stop Swinging On Pull-Ups?

Whenever I do pull-ups, Palms facing in, my body swings forward and backward. I'm trying to avoid this because I was told that swinging will make pull-ups "easier", and take stress off of the target ...
10
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1answer
6k views

How to train up to 50 pull-ups?

My target is to do 50 pullups (without coming down in between them of course). Is it more beneficial (faster for me to hit my target) by doing 1-shot as much as I can or is it more beneficial to ...
1
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1answer
80 views

How does muscle confusion work?

I just found out about P90x and it seems they use the muscle confusion theory. But how does it work neurologically and as far as creating muscle mass is concerned? What would a typical routine be? ...
10
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2answers
7k views

Will daily push-ups help to get rid of my belly fat?

I've never made real exercise. Recently i began doing push-ups starting with 1 a day and finally increasing it to 15 day. Sometimes doing it 3-4 times (45-60). If i continue this routine, will it ...
2
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1answer
68 views

How do I breathe with my diaphragm while running?

I've heard that breathing with the diaphragm is the "proper" way to breathe. How can I make sure I breathe with my diaphragm while running?
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7answers
29k views

My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
3
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1answer
39 views

How can I build up the flexibility to do a ballet wide plie?

I can put my legs in the position for a ballet wide plie, but when I'm squatting up and down in that position in the context of a fast-paced Zumba-like dance class, I feel like my hips are going to ...
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2answers
22 views

How much to squat to high vertical?

Im 5ft 6in and 53kg and how much weight do i need to squat for high vertical jump for example around 30 inch vertical.
2
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2answers
43 views

what kinds of HIIT do/can you do on the treadmill

I am just looking to mix it up on the treadmill, Right now I do 50 minutes running at 8.5mph at 2% incline and then 15 minutes of HIIT 1 minute at 13mph and 1 minute at 5mph alternating at 2% incline, ...
6
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1answer
222 views

When is isolating certain muscles beneficial?

I have heard that isolation exercises are pointless by some, and that total body workouts are to be abided by. I must digress as, for example, what if supporting muscles are strikingly weak? I have ...
21
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2answers
1k views

How long should I rest in between sets?

If my goal is size. EDIT: Since other people with potentially different goals than mines are likely to see this question, it would be good if your answer includes the optimal rest times for different ...
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0answers
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Is controlled release of muscle contraction more beneficial than free release?

I used to think that best way to train a muscle is to do reps very slowly, but from the ACSM's manual I learned that it is a myth. Now that made me wonder about controlled release of muscle ...
3
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4answers
105 views

Any exercises to strengthen and lift foot arches?

I have fallen arches and wear orthodics. I haven't regularly worn sandals or even low-top shoes in about eight years. A podiatrist gave me a series of exercises involving a tennis ball to strengthen ...

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